About Redeemer Lutheran Church

Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday at both 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. At the 10:30 a.m. service, the common cup is offered to those approaching the altar from the pulpit side; and an individual glass is offered if approaching from the lectern side. Join your preferred line from the rear of the church if you are sitting on the opposite side. At the altar rail, stand at the last available position and wait for rail to fill. Once rail is filled kneel in unison. After receiving from the Pastor stand in unison and leave altar.

Large print Hymnals and Bulletins are available from the Ushers.

Quiet bags are available for young children during the Church service. They are located in the narthex, to your right as you prepare to enter the sanctuary. Inside the bags are a number of interesting items to keep your child's attention during the Service. Ask an usher if you can't find one. After the Service, please return them to the narthex.

Redeemer is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and in the English District.

As reported in the Elmhurst Press on May 16, 1930, a small group gathered at Hawthorne School on April 19, 1928 to organize a new English Lutheran Church in Elmhurst. The first services were held in Hawthorne School. From there, the congregation planned for growth and the construction of the church building. The site was purchased in January, 1929 and the groundbreaking was in October, 1929. The building cost of $102,000 with a $90,000 mortgage was assumed by 150 members. The mortgage was burned in 1947. The Church was dedicated on May 18, 1930, with 3 services on that first Sunday, followed by a week long series of services and presentations.

The Church building is 50 feet wide by 102 feet long, seating 375 plus 100 in the balcony. The tower rises 58 feet. A portion of the current "Ascension Room" (opposite the choir) completed the cross bar to shape the entire structure in the form of a cross. The Annex was dedicated in 1955 and the groundbreaking for the Redeemer Center was in 1970.

For a history of the English District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod follow this link:
English District History


Redeemer Mission

Proclaiming to our community in word and deed the empowering love of God as demonstrated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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